Coris (fish)

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Coris gaimard real.jpg
African Coris (C. gaimard)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Labroidei
Family: Labridae
Genus: Coris
Lacépède, 1801
Type species
Coris aygula
Lacépède, 1801
  • Aygula Rafinesque, 1815
  • Ctenocorissa Whitley, 1931
  • Hemicoris Bleeker, 1862
  • Icthycallus Swainson, 1839
  • Julis G. Cuvier, 1814
  • Neanis Gistel, 1848
  • Tiricoris Whitley, 1955

Coris is a genus of wrasses, collectively known as the rainbow wrasses, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.


The 27 currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

A Coris cuvieri.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Coris in FishBase. August 2013 version.